Voluntary Work

  • Aware Kilkenny

    Range of voluntary opportunities available with Aware including local support group facilitator and Life Skills Online supporter. See aware.ie for info and application. Volunteering with Aware can be a worthwhile and rewarding opportunity to make a real difference in someone's life. Aware was awarded the Investing in Volunteers Standard in 2015. Please view our website for information about volunteering.

  • The Involvement Centre

    The Involvement Centre is a peer-led group which offers a warm and welcoming place for people with mental health issues, their families and friends. The Centre offers and informal place for a cuppa, a chat, a laugh and lots more....The Centre is currently open Thursdays, 2pm to 4pm and Saturdays, 11am to 2pm.

    Volunteers are welcomed either to share a skill or help out in the Centre.

  • Kilkenny Talking Newspaper Association for the Blind

    Kilkenny Talking Newspaper Association for the Blind was founded in October 1992 and is a registered charity. The first edition was recorded on 12 May 1993. Any person who is registered with the National Council for the Blind can receive the usb key. To receive a usb key, contact the Community Resource Worker for the Blind and Visually impaired. The Association is made up of volunteers who meet on a weekly basis to record the usb keys. The keys are recorded at the National Council for the Blind and are sent Freepost courtesy of An Post that night.

  • Word Aid

    Word Aid, the Co Kilkenny Adult Learning Scheme is a free confidential service that
    supports adults with reading, writing, spelling or maths difficulties. Word Aid holds a tutor
    training course for volunteers annually. They require volunteers to give 2 hours of their
    time each week, have a sympathetic and understanding nature, be good listeners and
    have the ability to work with others on a confidential basis.

  • SOS

    SOS is a voluntary organisation supporting adults with a range of intellectual disabilities including mild moderate, severe and profound. SOS provides day services, respite and residential care. We are looking for families to provide short breaks in their home for adults from our services, nominal expenses are paid. We also need volunteers to accompany adults from our services on social and recreational activities, time commitment 2 to 3 hours, either weekly or fortnightly.




  • Samaritans

    Samaritans is a voluntary listening charity supporting people in all sorts of crisis that cause emotional upset. The service provides non-judgemental, confidential, emotional support to people experiencing distress or despair, including suicidal feelings. They are available 24hrs a day, 7 days a week and encourage people in need of support to get in touch.

  • St Luke’s General Hospital Carlow-Kilkenny

    The Meet and Greet Volunteer Service at St Luke’s General Hospital assists and supports members of the public when visiting the hospital. The main role of Meet and Greet volunteers is to provide a friendly welcome to the hospital assisting and guiding visitors and patients to the various wards, departments and clinics in the hospital. Volunteers also visit patients, read newspapers to patients, play cards, facilitate a walk in the hospital grounds, assist with feeding for less able patients, operate a library service to the wards, etc.

  • L'Arche

    L'Arche is a group of over 130 worldwide communities where people with and without intellectual disabilities share life together in community. There are plenty of opportunities to become involved as an occasional volunteer. Help prepare a meal in one of the homes or lend a hand with the household chores. Spend a day in the garden or in the administration office. Or just be a friend to one of our core members or assistants.




  • Kilkenny Citizens Information Centre

    A free and confidential information service available on a wide range of topics, including employment, housing, social welfare, family matters, migrant rights, health services, consumer issues, education, local services and much much more! Call in or telephone to avail of nhelp from one of our trained information providers. If your mobile credit is low or if you are worried about the cost of calls, we will phone you back, just ask!




  • Fr McGrath Homework Club

    The Father McGrath Centre provides education support and after school programmes to approximately 100 primary and post primary school children. The service operates Monday-Friday 2pm-6pm, from September to June. A comprehensive summer programme is also offered. For an application form or information regarding volunteering opportunities please contact us.

  • Kilkenny Traveller Community Movement After Schools Club

    KTCM assists and supports Traveller children of primary and secondary school age, in the Hebron and Wetlands areas of Kilkenny City and Rosbercon, Co Kilkenny, to do their homework.

    KTCM also provides recreational, cultural and social activities to the 60 participating children.

    Volunteers who are interested in work experience and looking to a career in social care, childcare or teaching are welcome to apply. Teaching skills are not required.

    Age group 4 to 18 yrs.



  • Fr McGrath Centre - Homework Club

    The Father McGrath Centre provides education support and after school programmes to approximately 100 primary and post-primary school children.

    The service operates Monday to Friday 2pm to 6pm, from September to June.

    A comprehensive summer programmes is also offered.

    For an application form or information regarding volunteering opportunities please contact us.


  • Kilkenny/Carlow Contact

    Befriending & Support Organisation for Older Persons

    Befriending and Support organisation for older people living alone. Befrienders/Volunteers visit Older People in their own homes.
    If you would like a visit make contact with the friendly and helpful group. If you would like to volunteer as a befriender to an older person in your locality please feel free to contact us.

    We are an accredited organisation under Pobal, to provide community Alarm Services to over 65’s.